Make a Modern Gingham Quilt using the Cirrus Quilt Pattern
Let me tell you about a new modern gingham quilt pattern, and show you the throw size Cirrus Quilt! I made this gingham quilt for the cover of the Cirrus quilt pattern.
The Cirrus quilt pattern design includes strip-piecing a Gingham style version of the pattern. The block-based quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed sizes. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.
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Fabrics used in this solid Cirrus gingham Quilt
This gingham quilt features 3 shades of blue solid quilting cotton fabrics, and a solid white background fabric! This color palette is one that continually draws me in, and perfectly fits a cozy living room home decor. For the backing, I used a beautiful print called Antoinette Periwinkle from PBS Fabrics.
Here are links to the PBS solid fabrics I used for the throw size Cirrus gingham quilt:
Additionally, the binding on this throw size Cirrus quilt is Revel.
The Details of the Gingham Cirrus Quilt Pattern
The blocks come together very quickly and easily because the Gingham version within the Cirrus quilt pattern is strip-pieced. You begin by cutting your fabric yardage into strips, then sew strips together and cut them to the indicated sizes. It makes the sewing process so fast!
One neat thing about the Cirrus pattern is that it includes instructions to make a Gingham quilt like this one, or a scrappy version that is perfect for using precut fabrics such as 5″ squares, 10″ squares, Fat Quarters, or Half Yards. Making the quilt with scraps or precuts does not employ the strip-piecing method.
This gingham throw size quilt was quilted on a long arm by my amazing mom @janejustsew! We decided to use an overall edge to edge quilting design with swirls, curves and circles to help bring some movement into the geometric shapes. This computerized quilting design is called Eyelet by Urban Elementz. The thread we used was Glide in white.
Block-Based Throw Size Quilt
This flying geese quilt pattern actually does not use flying geese quilt blocks at all! These are half square triangle blocks pieced using a one-at-a-time method, in order to maintain the points of each corner square within each block. The pattern includes instructions to make the Cirrus Quilt in 4 different sizes, but since it is block-based you do have the freedom and flexibility to create your own size or shape as desired.
Gingham Quilt Pattern Sizes
As I’ve mentioned before, the Cirrus quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed sizes! Being as it is block based, it is also possible to customize the design to suit your specific size needs as well. The dimensions for each size of the Sprightly quilt are as follows:
- Baby: 34″ x 34″
- Lap: 51″ x 51″
- Throw: 68″ x 68″
- Bed: 94″ x 88″
Modern Flying Geese Quilt Pattern
Something about the Cirrus quilt pattern that I love is how it shows off the traditional flying geese quilt block shape. But the unique thing is how the half square triangle quilt blocks are laid out to make the gingham Flying Geese design!
The Best Quilting Tools for making Cirrus
Since the gingham quilt is strip-pieced, I highly recommend using a ruler such as the stripology ruler, which makes cutting multiple strips of fabric such a breeze! If you’re more into using a fabric cutting machine, you could also use an AccuQuilt 5″ strip die if you prefer to go that route. Note: this pattern does not include AccuQuilt instructions and you’ll need to do some cutting and trimming using a rotary cutter.
Other helpful tools include Best Press, a large square ruler, and your favorite 50 wt piecing thread.
Block-based Quilt Pattern
I hope you enjoyed learning about this gingham quilt pattern. Whenever I release a new quilt pattern, I try to make as many of the different sizes as possible. But, throw size and baby size quilts tend to be my personal favorites to make. You can see my tester’s versions on this blog post or by checking out #CirrusQuilt on instagram.
More Cirrus Quilt Pattern Inspiration
Finally, I’d like to invite you to learn more about the Cirrus quilt pattern. Or, you can take a peek at some of these other variations as I get them up on my blog: